Nov 30th is Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is almost like the unnoticed sibling in the midst of much bigger and attention seeking siblings. It is the Saturday after Black Friday and before Cyber Monday when the big retail stores all fight for the attention of the public by offering mark down prices for various reasons.

The goal of Small Business Saturday is to promote local businesses who help keep the grassroots moving. Businesses like the local bakery where you only get a particular kind of bread and is guaranteed fresh or the local craft store where everything is made by hand or the nail shop, the antique shop, the flower shop etc. With the pace of technology, some of these small businesses may have an online presence to keep up with the times but nonetheless they are still small businesses. So this Small Business Saturday for people living in the Southern California area, check out these small businesses to support.

Makana Candles: Makana Candles is a line of 100% Soy candles. These candles are non-toxic with no dyes or petroleum by-products and smell amazing! Read the story behind the brand

Kalaidecam Photography: Kalaidecam provides photography services for weddings, events, portraits. Very friendly staff with good editing services too.  Facebook Page

Belyn Design: Belyn designs handmade bags in Laguna Beach, California using eco-friendly materials, which are naturally grown with minimal pesticides and hopes to raise awareness of the green evolution. Belyn Design Website

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Remember when you shop small, more than 50% of the money you spend stays in the community helping to maintain a good standard of living.

Any small businesses you think should be on this list?  Let us know in the comments section!

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